Physical Therapy Can Ease Lower Back Pain

Low Back Injuries are one of the most common injuries seen by Physiotherapists around the world. Physiotherapists help their patients by:

  • Completing an assessment to find the problem areas
  • Forming a treatment plan and discussing it with the patient to decide short and long term goals
  • Implementing the treatment plan which can include hands-on techniques like joint mobilization, soft tissue release; stretching techniques, therapeutic exercises, use of physiotherapy modalities, education
  • Teaching self-management strategies in chronic pain
  • Teaching correct Lifting techniques (which is one of the common causes of back injury)
  • Guiding patients in proper back support braces (if necessary)

Evidence shows that physiotherapy reduces the severity of low back pain and improves quality of life.